I’m done with Facebook, for now.

The long and the short of it is that sometime in the last year, Facebook crossed over from being a useful tool I used to keep track of friends’ lives to a website where it took too much time and effort to find the content I really wanted to see, and a place where it was getting harder and harder to differentiate that content from ads and spam. Though few people pay anything for Facebook explicitly, all users pay implicitly, with their data and their eyeballs. For me, the cost/benefit ratio was no longer in my favor.

Having read a bit about the process of extricating one’s self (and one’s data) from their site, I wasn’t too surprised with how time-consuming it was; that’s no accident, I’m sure. But it’s largely done, and feels good. After a week or two, I will delete my account for good.

If you want to get in touch, you can always write me an email.

posted December 24, 2013 – 11:14 am
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